Supervisory Financial Administration Specialist

08 Jul 2024
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Summary The Department of Commerce ranked top 5 in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government amongst large agencies for the 12th year in a row! This notice is issued under direct-hire authority in response to the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022 for which NIST has a critical hiring need. This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or 07/15/2024, whichever comes first. Responsibilities In this role, you will: Leads engagements with inter-agency (e.g., senior leadership Grants Management Division (GMD), External and Governmental Affairs (EGA), Office of the Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR), Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management (OAAM), Office of Chief Counsel for Semiconductor Initiatives (OCC-SI)) and external stakeholders (e.g.,the Federal Financing Bureau , Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), independently leading discussions with management teams of semiconductors customer and semiconductor industry associations) to ensure compliance and programmatic alignment with corresponding Notice of Funding Opportunities as it relates to federal regulations associated with the CHIPS Incentives Program. Leads the development and management of net-new standardized processes for operationalizing pre and post-award tracking and monitoring of loan distribution and OTAs. Reviews requested changes and approves those that are consistent with DOC, NIST and CPO policies and procedures. Oversees the overall planning, direction, and execution of application processing and award issuance including development and assignment of goals and objectives for lower-level organization components. Develops standard operating procedures and policies that define operational tasks associated with executing preparation of award documents for execution and ensures necessary approvals as required by the Federal and Department requirements. Consults CHIPS Operations leadership to ensure processes are effectively followed and changes are made where needed. Independently formulates and conducts, leads, manages, or consults on an administrative/business program or policy issues of considerable scope, complexity, importance. Isolates issues that need study and/or improvement, resolving critical problems or developing new concepts, policies/procedures and methodologies. Provides interpretation of laws and regulations concerning use of Federal funds and qualifying program expenditures. Independently formulates and manages the implementation of action plans and schedules for various phases of project accomplishment, both short and long-range; ensures that plans are consistent with agency goals, schedules, and policies. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level (ZA-III at NIST) in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in application administration and program/project management; and experience utilizing cloud-based management information system software (Ex. Salesforce) and accounting and grant processing systems. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application. The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. If requesting reconsideration of your qualification determination, please refer to the following site: Applicant Reconsideration Education Qualifications are based upon meeting specialized experience only. Education cannot be used to qualify for this position. Additional Information This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here! We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information or instructions. You MUST select at least ONE ELIGIBILITY in order to be considered for this position. All documents submitted for this announcement must be legible in order to make qualification or eligibility determinations. A trial period may be required. This appointment may be extended up to four years without further competition. This position requires the filing of an OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of onboarding and annually thereafter. We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. NIST strives to build a flexible and encouraging work environment to bring out the best in our employees. To help our employees balance responsibilities at home and at work, NIST offers a variety of work-life flexibilities such as: Telework Flexible work schedules Paid parental leave Paid vacation Sick leave Family-friendly leave Childcare subsidy program for qualifying families Child and elder-care resources On-site childcare center Lactation spaces Wellness programs Fitness center Employee assistance programs

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